The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) announced that its Exception Manager global custodian community has grown to a total of 11, including BNY Mellon, Brown Brothers Harriman, Caceis, CIBC Mellon, Citi, HSBC, JP Morgan, Northern Trust, RBC Investor & Treasury Services and State Street.
The global custodians directly submit exception data to Exception Manager ensuring the timeliness, completeness and accuracy of information critical for underlying clients to rapidly resolve settlement exceptions. The integrated platform of custodian, broker and depository data allows buy-side clients to manage exceptions in a single place versus multiple files, interfaces and portals.
“By partnering with DTCC to submit exception data directly into the Exception Manager platform, we are able to provide our clients with centralized access to accurate data and help prepare for CSDR by greatly reducing risk and quickly resolving exceptions,” said Dominic Crowe, North America head of Custody and Fund Services at Citi, in a statement.
DTCC has also recently introduced a new proprietary data feed into the Exception Manager platform that integrates DTCC TradeSuite ID affirmed confirm data, and the associated DTC Inventory Management System (IMS) settlement status data. Exception Manager users will be able to identify any settlement exceptions with these trades occurring at DTC.
The Exception Manager service was launched to provide a central industry platform to publish, manage, and communicate exceptions throughout the trade settlement lifecycle process. It supports all securities transactions globally and standardizes exception processing to enable faster issue resolution, reducing risk and cost in the settlement process. This will become increasingly important as new regulations, such as the Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) which aims to increase the safety and efficiency of securities settlement and the settlement infrastructures in the EU, take effect.
By leveraging the full suite of DTCC’s Institutional Trade Processing (ITP) solutions, firms are well positioned to comply with CSDR mandates through a no-touch workflow that increases affirmation rates, helps to prevent settlement fails, and allows them to manage their exceptions in the Exception Manager platform when they do occur.
“The growth in the adoption of Exception Manager, particularly with the top global custodians, is an important step in moving the industry forward, in preparation for the upcoming CSDR mandate,” said Matthew Stauffer, managing director and head of Institutional Trade Processing at DTCC, in a statement. “As settlement fails will soon result in penalties and mandatory buy-ins under the Settlement Discipline Regime, quickly capturing, assessing and resolving exceptions is critical.”